hey everyone! Welcome to our new series: Tea for Two and You!
Tea for Two and You is our opportunity to introduce you to a fellow yarnie! This series is a great way for us and YOU to meet a fellow hooker that you might not know or learn more about one you have seen around the web. While Tea for Two is limited to fellow yarnies, crocheters and knitters, it is not limited to bloggers! The guests on Tea for Two and You will share about themselves, their yarn addiction, how it all got started, where they are going in their yarn goals and share their inspiration with us. Some of our guests will share their fav patterns or a new pattern just for us!
Please extend a warm welcome to our very first guest – Rhelena!
Thank You Kristina and Millie for having me! I’m so excited to be here and to share a bit about myself, as well as a free crochet pattern.
To get started, my name is Helena, but you can call me Rhelena. My sisters taught me the very basics of crochet and after that I taught myself from books and by following other patterns.
I love to crochet and to design new crochet patterns. You can find my free pattern designs at CrochetN’Crafts. Currently I have just over 350 free crochet patterns for you to choose from.
In addition to my free pattern site, I also run a free crochet pattern directory: Crochet Pattern Bonanza (CPB). At the moment you’ll find over 6,500 free crochet patterns and tutorials. Unlike many other directories, CPB lists an image of the finished pattern to make it easier for crocheters to find what they are looking for. CPB has gone through a major transformation since it first began in 2011. It still needs a lot of work, but my goal is to make it one of the top free crochet pattern directories.
My current residence is in Ontario, Canada. My dream is to see to the rest of Canada, and then maybe one day to see the world.
Today I want to share with you my original design: Bonanza Boot Cuffs
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver #4
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm & J/10-6.00mm
Gauge: 3″ over 10 sts.
Finished Size: Laying flat they measure 4.5″ wide by 6″ high
Blsc = Back Look Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Extended Single Crochet (ESC): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through one loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
Row 1: With I hook, Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 chs. Turn. (6 sc)
Rows 2-30: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn. (6 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs.
Working in the Round
Rnd 1: With J hook and working along the ribbing edge and into every ribbing row. Ch 1 and sc in each ribbing row around; join with sl st in first sc. (30 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in same st as join, *sk next st, (esc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * around to last st; sk last st; join with sl st in first esc. (15 esc and ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join; *sk ch-1, 2 sc in next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc. (30 sts)
Rnds 4-10: Rep rnds 2-3 for a total of 10 rnds or until you have reached a desired height making sure to end with rnd 2.
Rnd 11: With I hook, Ch 1, (sc, picot) in same st as join; *sk ch-1, (sc, picot) in next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first esc. (15 picots.) Fasten Off.
Thank you so much for visiting with us today Rhelena! We so appreciate your sharing the Bonanza Boot Cuff with us! 🙂 CPB is the best place to find free patterns mainly because it does have the image first, something I appreciate. If you haven’t visited Crochet Pattern Bonanza stop by to see the incredible variety of the patterns available there.
Happy hookin’ everyone!
Kristina & Millie
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